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Franklin County 4-H News - September 2019
Don't Miss Your Chance for County Awards - Deadline 9/10
Clover Award Forms (project members only)
These simple award forms are easy to fill out. Just mark off the activities that you've participated in this year, add up your points, and find out if you've qualified for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Clover Pin Award.
Community Service, Leadership, & Public Speaking Awards (project members only)
Check off the activities that you've completed on each of these forms to see if you've qualified for one or all of these award pins. You must complete a clover award form also to be eligible to receive these awards.
Outstanding 4-H Member of the Year Award (project members only)
This competitive award is only given to a select few in each age category to honor those that have gone above and beyond in their 4-H experiences. Award reviewers compile scores from clover and pin awards, review project and 4-H experiences, and read the short response essays on the all new online application to select the winners of this award.
Cloverbud Pin Award (Cloverbud members only)
Our youngest members in Kindergarten through second grade can complete this form to receive their Cloverbud Pin Award at the recognition program.
ALL AWARD FORMS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 10, 2019.
Mark your calendars for the annual 4-H recognition program to be held October 20, 6:00pm, at the Ohio 4-H Center. These awards will be presented that night. Look for the RSVP link in your inbox in October!
Your club may be eligible for the Helping Hands Community Service Award or the Honor Club Award. The applications are available HERE.
FRANKLIN COUNTY 4-H APP
2019 Franklin County 4-H Recognition Program
Sunday, Oct. 20th, 6pm
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
4-H members who filled out the following forms will receive special recognition at this event:
- Cloverbud Pin
- Clover Award Pins (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
- Leadership Pin
- Community Service Pin
- Public Speaking Pin
Save the date! RSVP link coming soon.
Camp Counselor Applications - DEADLINE October 22
Applications are now being accepted for teens interested in serving as new or returning camp counselors at the 2020 Franklin County 4-H Camp, Wednesday, June 17, through Sunday, June 21. Individuals thinking of applying should check out the position description and application details found HERE.
Important - New and returning counselors must apply. All applicants, new and returning, must have their club advisor complete a Member in Good Standing Form in addition to filling out the online application. Note that applicants that were not counselors in 2019, need to be collect references prior to the deadline of October 22.
Do Not Wait Until the Last Minute! Failure to plan on your part is not the fault of your references or your club advisor.
- Must be a 4-H member in good standing & complete at least one project
- Must be at least 14 years old by the start of camp (June 17, 2020)
- Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed
- Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training
- Must attend a minimum of seven counselor training meetings
- Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training
- Must sign Standards of Behaviors and complete the Code of Conduct form
- All applicants must submit a completed Member in Good Standing Form
- Applicants that were not counselors in 2019 must submit two completed references
- Applicants who are 18 years old or older as of April 17, 2020 must also submit to a background check
- Individuals who complete the application and fulfill the application requirements will be contacted regarding the selection process. All first time counselors must complete the interview process, while returning counselors will complete an interview if requested.
Carving New Ideas Teen Camp November 15-17
Save the date for the 2018 Carving New Ideas Teen Camp!
Carving New Ideas is a statewide teen leadership camping opportunity for any 4-H members in grades 8-12. The focus is on improving skills in critical thinking and program facilitation. This unique event is planned and facilitated by the Collegiate 4-H Club at The Ohio State University. The weekend begins on Friday night at 4-H Camp Ohio in St. Louisville, Ohio, with check-in between 6:30pm and 8:00pm.
FRANKLIN COUNTY 4-H TEEN LEADERS COUNCIL OPPORTUNITIES
You’re Invited to apply to be on the Franklin County Teen Leaders Council for 2020. We are looking for Franklin County 4-H members who are at least 13 years old or in the 7th grade. Our meetings will mostly be held the 4th or 5th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30. The location will usually be at the Franklin County Extension Office located at, 530 W. Spring St. Columbus, Ohio 43215.
The Teen Leaders Council is a Franklin County 4-H club that focuses on preparing teens to be caring and contributing leaders through educational and leadership opportunities. Other opportunities will include fun outings and service learning projects.
Tentative Teen Leaders Council Calendar
(All Dates and Times are subject to change)
January 28, 2020 6:30-8:30 Planning for officer training and Winter Fair.
February 1, 2020 10am-12pm Winter Project Fair, Officer Training
April 28, 2020 6:30-8:30pm
August 25, 2020 6:30-8:30pm
September 22, 2020 6:30-8:30pm
October 27, 2020 6:30-8:30pm
November 24, 2020 6:30-8:30pmDecember 14, 2020 6:30-8:30pm
Interested in applying to serve on the Franklin County Teen Leaders Council?
Contact Sue for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
New 4-H Volunteer Advisor Orientation
September 25, 2019, 6:30pm (Extension Office)
January 27, 2020, 6:30pm (Extension Office)
March 25, 2020, 6:30pm (Extension Office)
If you would like to apply to be a 4-H advisor, click HERE for the application. If you are interested in attending the orientation please contact Rachel Stoneburner at email@example.com to register.
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
(Subject to Change)
September 18, 2019, 7pm - Franklin County 4-H Council
September 25, 2019, 6:30pm - New 4-H Volunteer Advisor Orientation (Extension Office)
October 7, 2019, 7pm - 4-H Horse Advisory Committee Meeting (Fairgrounds)
October 20, 2019, 6pm - 4-H Recognition Program (Ohio 4-H Center)
November 4, 2019, 7pm - 4-H Horse Advisory Committee Meeting (Fairgrounds)
November 13, 2019, 7pm - Franklin County 4-H Council
November 15-17, 2019, Carving New Ideas Teen Camp
December 1, 2019 - Deadline to submit Teen Leaders Council Applications
December 1, 2019, 1pm - Franklin County 4-H Achievement Form Workshop
January 1, 2020 - Market Steer/Heifer Possession Deadline for Franklin Co Fair
January 13, 2020 - Volunteer Appreciation & Enrichment Night
January 22, 2019- Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms Due to Extension Office
January 27, 2020 - New 4-H Volunteer Advisor Orientation
February 1, 2020, 10am - Winter Project Fair (Extension Office)
February 1, 2020, 12:30pm - Officer Training (Extension Office)
March 25, 2020, New 4-H Volunteer Advisor Orientation
April 1, 2020 - 4-H Enrollment Deadline
June 17-21, 2020 (Wednesday-Sunday) - Franklin County 4-H Camp
July 15, 2020 - Livestock Evaluations
More dates coming soon.
NEW CLUBS NEEDED!
To start a new club, you must be an official Ohio 4-H Volunteer that has been through the six step screening process. You can find an application HERE and please save the date for the required new volunteer orientation on September 25, 6:30pm, or January 27, 6:30pm at the Extension Office.
Fairgrounds Trash Can Painting Contest
The Franklin County Fairgrounds has asked for 4-H clubs to consider painting barrels to be used as trash cans at the fair as a community service project this coming year. The fairgrounds will provide up to five barrels per club to paint.
In an effort to add a little fun to this project, the 4-H program has decided to make it a contest with prizes for the winning clubs. Prizes will be awarded to the club for the following awards:
- Most Creative
- Best 4-H Spirit
- Best Fair Spirit
- Most Community-Minded
- People's Choice
Guidelines: Barrels can only be decorated with paint. (Please don't glue/attach anything to it. They will be used as trash cans and need to be sturdy and not lose pieces.)
Winners will be announced at the 2020 Franklin County Fair!
For information on how to receive your club's barrels, please contact the fair office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the contest, contact Beth Boomershine at email@example.com.
Ohio 4-H Forestry and Wildlife Camp
Ohio 4-H is excited to offer the 2019 Forestry - Wildlife Camp at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp for 4-H members that are 12-16 years old. This is the fourth year for this unique camp, which specializes in environmental education! Camp participants will get to try new and exciting challenges, learn about and appreciate the natural world around them, while meeting experts in the field of Forestry and Wildlife Conservation.
What does a camper get to do?
Here is just a short list from our agenda!
• Tree I.D. Hike and Tree Climbing
• Fishing and Boating
• Radio Telemetry
• Wilderness Survival Techniques
• Sawmill & Tree Felling Demos
• Wildlife Identification
• Hunting and Trapping Techniques
When: October 11-13
Where: Canter's Cave 4-H Camp, Jackson Ohio
Fees: $77.00 (If you are one of the first 40 campers the fees are $35.00)
If you are interested in attending Forestry and Wildlife Camp please click here for more information.
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